NEWPORT, R.I. - After a year of renovations, the historic Stanford White Casino Theatre will be opening in October. Salve Regina University’s Department of Performing Arts will be hosting performance groups from both near and far over the course of the year. All of these programs have created a demand for ushers.
There will be a training session at the Casino Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 2 at noon for volunteer ushers interested in joining Salve’s Theatre Arts department for the 2010-2011 season. The Casino Theatre is located on 9 Freebody St. in Newport. Volunteers will be meeting the Casino Theatre House Manager, Kelsey Hughes, as well as touring the renovated theatre. Those interested in making a reservation for the training session may contact Kelsey Hughes at Kelsey.Hughes@Salve.edu.
Ushers will be given the opportunity to sign up for a minimum of two performance assignments during each University semester. The dress code for all ushers will consist of black pants and a white top. Ushers will check-in one hour before performances in order to be prepared to meet and greet patrons. Ushers will also be asked to stay 20 minutes after performances to see our guests out and clean the theatre space. Ushers will receive a complimentary seat to the performance they are ushering.
This is a great opportunity to meet members of the community as well as being a part of the newest addition to Salve Regina University. A reservation is needed for the training session. Please contact the house manager at Kelsey.Hughes@Salve.edu.